The Observer

Country music is more explicit than people may think

Randy Houser is a country singer and many of his  previous songs have contained references to drug use.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

May 9, 2019

Parents traveling with little kids will often switch the station when a rap song comes on to a “safer” genre, like country, to avoid exposing them to controversial topics. However, changing the station to country music does just the opposite. While country music may seem to be clean, many songs in the genr...

Cross country finishes regular season on high note

By Maddy Flax Sports Editor

October 26, 2011

      The cross country team finished off its season with a bang, coming away with a six point win at the Georgetown Prep Classic Oct. 15.   Led by senior captain Will Conway, the boys earned a first place finish in the Elite race. Conway, who finished in fifth place overall, wo...

Fantasy cross country takes hold in County

By Luke Frentsos, Sports Photography Editor

October 24, 2011

  Fantasy baseball, football and basketball are all well-known fantasy leagues in the CHS community. However, a new fantasy league, the fantasy cross country league, has emerged and is quickly running to the top. Gaithersburg High School ‘03 alumnus and Mocorunning website founder Kevin Milsted s...

‘96 alum takes cross-country philanthropic road trip

By Emilie Plesset, Online Opinions Editor

May 23, 2011

A road trip through all 50 states, Canada, Washington D.C. and Mexico may seem daunting to some, but it is not a problem for 1996 alumnus Keith Donohue.  In February, Donohue started 50Give, a four-month journey dedicated to charity and volunteering.  At each location he visits Donohue volunteers for...

Joe Nichols’ ‘Greatest Hits’ hints at his greater depth

By Maddy Bernstein, Staff Writer

March 2, 2011

Country singer Joe Nichols reached a milestone in his career Jan. 25 when he released his new album titled Greatest Hits: Joe Nichols. This album is based on three of Nichols’ hit singles, and rounded off with a mixture of honky-tonk dance numbers and slow, soulful ballads. Nichols began his career...

Alan Jackson’s retrospective reminds fans of greatness

By Maddie Bernstein, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010

Country music superstar Alan Jackson celebrated the 20-year anniversary of his first Billboard Top Ten hit by releasing the album, 34 Number Ones, Nov. 22. The album is a compilation of all his number one songs, plus three additional blockbuster songs. The songs on Jackson’s career-spanning double...

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